Here’s six 28mm medium auxiliary cavalry for my EIR Romans. These are, again, from Warlord Games. The difference is that I was very unhappy with these castings. They are, without question, the worst models that I’ve gotten from them and I will not buy any more. The flash was unbelievable. There are large areas that are just formless lumps. The white metal spears are crap. I’ll be investing in a bunch of brass spears for all future uses.
Having said all of that, I’m pleased with how they look. I love playing with cavalry. I hate painting horses. I used this batch as an exercise in painting horses. I still have some things I’m not happy with; definitely room for improvement. The faces need work and I still need to figure out how I’m going to do the highlighting and depths on them, I didn’t get it right on these six.
I have another six of these to finish up and I’ll be done with my Romans, unless I strip the command models and re-prime them. It’s tempting, hmmm…
Lovely work Aaron (though it would have been nice to have a better depth of field to better see all six models). I too find cavalry a bit daunting but I always feel great when they get completed. Good to know about your troubles with Warlord castings. I find one of the unplanned byproducts of the Challenge is that it can be a great resource for getting information, samples and opinions of a wide range of products. Whiles these were real b@stards to clean-up I must say you did a wonderful job on them (I really like the cavalry mask on the standard-bearer) - well done.
This half-dozen cavalrymen will give Aaron 63 points, which includes a wee bit for the nice groundwork and shields.